Yorkshire

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A big Yorkshire welcome to our expanding guide to the most scenically diverse region of the UK with Britain's favourite city at its heart.

Scroll down this page to get up to date with what is going on in Yorkshire and some of the newest additions to Yorkshire.guide


If you’re new to Yorkshire see what it has to offer on our Introduction page.

We have now added more than 1,000 places to our A to Y Gazetteer of Yorkshire. We've listed the cities and towns and now many of the villages, with links to pages providing more information or to pinpoint villages on our unique Yorkshire map.

The Home button links you to the many other sections of Yorkshire.guide

And below, some of our newest items about Yorkshire issues and events in more detail .......


Yorkshire in pictures

We have refreshed our Pictures page again this week with a new selection of Yorkshire images, this time featuring bridges either within or crossing the historic boundaries of our region.

Some of these are well-known and some a little less easy to recognise. How many do you know? There are 12 pictures in all. You might even be able to spot the two that would take you out of Yorkshire?

If there are any still leaving you puzzled, we will provide a list of the featured bridges when we next update the page at the end of November.

 Pictures   

1,200-plus missions for Yorkshire Air Ambulance in 20th year

Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the charity that runs two helicopter ambulances from bases in Yorkshire, marked 20 years of saving lives across Yorkshire in October.

The service relies on the generosity of the public and organisations to support its operations rather than being a government-funded organisation under the NHS. The fund-raising need is £4.4m a year.

Fund-raising activities for the charity have taken a hit this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for a short time the strain on the health service was such that the Air Ambulance was without seconded paramedics and doctors needed to keep up its usual service. However, the helicopters were soon back in action and have reached more than 1,200 incidents so far this year from its two bases at the Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Find out more at the  Yorkshire Air Ambulance website.

Yorkshire divided between tougher Tiers 2 and 3 under new restrictions from December 2

As the month-long lockdown across England approaches its end, figures for positive Covid-19 tests are falling in nearly every district of Yorkshire.

A month-long lockdown across England ends on December 1 and will be followed by a new "tougher tiers" system on December 2.

The tiers which will apply were announced by the Government on Thursday (November 26) and these are those announced for Yorkshire:

Tier 3 In the very high Tier 3 will be South Yorkshire (  Barnsley,  Doncaster,  Rotherham and  Sheffield districts) ; West Yorkshire (  Bradford,  Calderdale,  Kirklees,  Leeds and  Wakefield districts) ; also  East Riding of Yorkshire,  Hull,  Middlesbrough,  Redcar and Cleveland,  Stockton-on-Tees and  Durham County unitary authority areas. In Yorkshire's western borderlands,  Oldham,  Pendle and  Ribble Valley districts are also in Tier 3.

Tier 2 In the high Tier 2 will be  York and North Yorkshire ( Craven,  Hambleton,  Harrogate,  Richmondshire,  Ryedale,  Scarborough and  Selby districts). The  South Lakeland district of Cumbria, which includes parts of the historic West Riding of Yorkshire, is also in Tier 2.

More information about what can be done under the new tiers system can be found on Covid-19 update page.

 Covid-19 update   

Where do people live in Yorkshire?

We've recently updated our page showing the places in Yorkshire with the highest and lowest number of residents, arranged by local authority district.

The page now includes more recent estimates of population figures as well as those recorded from the 2011 Census.

Find out more on our Populations page.

 Populations   

Do you know your Yorkshire?

Can you name the seven cities of Yorkshire?
Which were the first three to be recognised as cities?
For the answers see: Seven cities
How about the seven largest towns and cities of Yorkshire?
For the answer see: Largest towns and cities
Where are the nine horse racecourses of Yorkshire?
Which of them stages the world's oldest classic race?
For the answers see: Racecourses
Which were the five highest-placed Yorkshire football teams in the 2019-20 season? End of season promotions and relegations saw which three Yorkshire teams moving in or out of the Championship?
To find the answers see: Yorkshire football
If a board game was to feature Yorkshire’s four busiest railway stations, which would they be?
For the answer see: Railway stations
How many of Yorkshire’s five highest mountains can you name?
For the answer see: Highest mountains
Where were the eight start and finish locations for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire cycle races?
For the answer see: Tour de Yorkshire 2019
Based on district local authorities, where are the seven largest populations in Yorkshire?
For the answer see: Populations

On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at

If you’re from Yorkshire you will probably recognise our background picture as the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor, famous as the location of the Yorkshire dialect anthem "On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at". More on Ilkley.

Recent Yorkshire news topics

RL Challenge Cup winners : Leeds Rhinos win Challenge Cup by narrowest of margins

End of rail franchising : Government says privatisation model of 25 years is no longer working.

Archived:

Championship champions 2020 : Leeds United to join Sheffield United in Premier League

Rail upgrade funding: £589m for long-awaited upgrade to main Trans-Pennine line

Rugby League museum plan: Another national museum for Yorkshire

Rugby League World Cup 2021: Yorkshire has big part to play

Moorland fire: Fire risk reminder after big blaze at Peak District beauty spot

Nightingale Hospital: Harrogate Convention Centre conversion for Covid-19 patients

Doncaster airport link: Airport rail connection plan submitted to government

Northern Trains takeover: Northern now run by UK government

Storm Dennis: A menace, but Yorkshire escapes flooding repeat

HS2 green signal: First phase for HS2 but North now to consider 'integrated plan'.

Storm Ciara: High winds, flooding and overflowing reservoirs.

Northern lose rail franchise: Government to take over services from March.

New airport plan: Leeds Bradford Airport has plan for new terminal building in place of earlier proposals.

Pacers in 2020: Northern continues to operate bus-based trains of the 1980s beyond their expiry date.

News archive 2019: News from 2019.

News archive 2018: News from 2018.

News archive 2017: News from 2017.


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